You heard the tell-tale sound coming from the garage and know your garage door spring is broken. With a broken spring, your garage door won't open properly. Replacing the garage door spring can be a complicated process. Fortunately, the professionals at Door Power can help you solve this tricky situation.
Diagnose a Broken Spring
There is a chance your malfunctioning garage door can be the result of a damaged spring. Visually inspect the springs themselves. Often, broken springs will appear stretched out or rusty. There might even be a gap between the spring coils toward the center of the spring. The garage door appearance might also be an indication of a broken garage door spring. The door may open unevenly, or, if using an automatic opener, the door may not open fully. Further, opening and closing the garage door may have a loud creaking sound.
If the Door is Closed
Of course, garage door springs never break conveniently, and ultimately, your door might be stuck shut. This can pose a huge problem if you need to get your vehicle out of the garage. Garage doors are incredibly heavy, often made of steel and wood construction. Never attempt to open a garage door with a broken spring using the automatic opener. This can result in further, very costly damage. If it is an emergency, and you cannot wait for a professional, broken garage doors can be opened manually. The best technique is to lift straight up from the middle of the door, applying pressure to several panels at once to ensure the door opens smoothly and does not cause further damage.
Don’t Attempt a DIY Fix
Attempting to fix a broken garage door can be incredibly dangerous and difficult, so it should never be treated a DIY project. Aside from the weight of the garage door, the springs are coiled very tightly and could potentially pinch and trap fingers. The heavy door can easily come crashing down, crushing feet or trapping fingers between panels. Further, repairs to the garage door springs are very difficult, especially without the specialized tools and experience of the professionals. If your garage door springs are damaged, please call a professional to have the spring replacement completed correctly and safely the first time.
Fixing a broken garage door can be difficult and downright dangerous, and should never be attempted alone. The team at Door Power is here to help with your broken garage door spring. With over 50 years of experience and a dedication to customer service, our professional team is available to get the job done right. To learn more about how we can help, contact our team today. We are ready to help you with your garage door repairs so you don't have to.